"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Monday, January 7, 2013

Rand Paul - Is 1984 Now?

Rand Paul speaks out against the growing centralized Big Brother American Police State
  • Rand Paul stands almost alone as both parties in Congress rush to created an unconstitutional surveillance society where your every move is watched and you can be jailed by the military without a trial.

This is a video made by Rand Paul discussing the how the NDAA and the Patriot Act, coupled with advances in technology, are beginning to bring possible the predictions of George Orwell's 1984.

George Orwell's dystopian novel continues to come true in too many ways.

Looking at the slow motion collapse of the American Republic I think I understand what the last few supporters of the Roman Republic felt at the rise of Caesar, lawlessness and military dictatorship.

Senator Marcus Porcius Cato Utcensis stood tall against a tide of corruption and unconstitutional lawlessness.  The Roman Republic was killing itself in front of his very eyes in an orgy of murder and civil wars.

Fleeing to Utica in North Africa, Cato was unwilling to live in a world led by Caesar and refusing even implicitly to grant Caesar the power to pardon him, he committed suicide in April 46 BC. According to Plutarch, Cato attempted to kill himself by stabbing himself with his own sword, but failed to do so due to an injured hand.

Plutarch wrote:
Cato did not immediately die of the wound; but struggling, fell off the bed, and throwing down a little mathematical table that stood by, made such a noise that the servants, hearing it, cried out. And immediately his son and all his friends came into the chamber, where, seeing him lie weltering in his own blood, great part of his bowels out of his body, but himself still alive and able to look at them, they all stood in horror. The physician went to him, and would have put in his bowels, which were not pierced, and sewed up the wound; but Cato, recovering himself, and understanding the intention, thrust away the physician, plucked out his own bowels, and tearing open the wound, immediately expired.

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